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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Since failure of the rubber valve stems as originally supplied on the wheels of your Born Free E350 & E450 coach chassis seems to be a frequent cause of air leaks, you may want to consider getting rid of that problem by installing instead metal valve stems that replace both the rubber valve stems and the associated flexible extensionw.

Borg Tire is one source. Their kit of 4 chrome metal valves stems for your real duals is DL1EC and can be ordered from the following online source for $120: Dually Valve

This kit is for Ford E350 & E450 chassis model years 1992 thru 2007.

The metal valve stems for your two front tires are not included in this kit but can be ordered seperately as their P/N VH1224RC at a cost of $14.65 each. They are shown near the bottom of the above website page.

Another online source is the Tire Man and their Kit #2-6F. This kit includes stems for all six wheels at a current cost of $135 plus freight. Click on the following link for this source: Tire Man

The two photos below show the metal valve stems installed on the rear duals with the PressurePro TPMS sensors screwed on the ends of the valve stems. The photo showing the straight valve stem is for the inside dual and the photo showing the curved valve stem is for the outside dual. Notice that metal support brackets previously required to support the end of the flexible valve extenders are no longer necessary.

A metal valve stem selection chart for the Borg Tire kits can be opened by clicking on the blue Dually Valve Metal Valve Stem Kit Selection Chart.pdf button on the left side of this post just above the top photo below and just to the right of the vertical paper clip symbol.

Additional Info:
Flat washer reverse mount: VH515FW: http://yourtireshopsupply.com/product/1386/vh515fw-flat-washer-reverse-mount-vh515fw
Rubber Grommet: VH515RG: http://yourtireshopsupply.com/product/1388/vh515rg-ford-rubber-grommet-vh515rg


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2002 Born Free (Ford E-450 V10) 26' RSB
2016 VW Golf GTI - toad
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